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Barbara Winard of The Baby Bloomer has earned degrees in English literature, journalism, and, later in life, gerontology. For the past 25 years she was a senior editor of two online encyclopedias and she wrote thousands of articles about literature, film, the fine and performing arts, and more. She began her solo travels in college, and after returning from a six-month trip to Asia, she wandered off the street and was hired by the Asia Society in New York City to produce films and print materials for adults and children about Asian culture. She was also a film programmer and traveled to film festivals around the world. Barbara got her start in production and writing with New York City’s public television station, WNET/13. She currently lives in Jersey City.
As the owner of the travel blog, Exploring Our World, Sharon enjoys taking her readers on a journey with her. Articles often delve into the history of a place, and by adding in a generous number of photos, she inspires others to explore for themselves. In her early travels, she was most frustrated by coming back home and learning that she had missed a fascinating sight or a hidden gem. Now she helps travelers prepare for a trip by passing along travel tips, pointing out lesser known things to see, and alerting them to enjoyable day trips from major cities.
Her travel articles have been published by Stripes Europe Newsletter and the World War 2 Writing and Research Center. Whether she's discovering more about her hometown of San Diego, California or flying to faraway places, she enjoys sharing with travel lovers around the world.
Vanessa Chiasson is an award-winning writer specializing in travel, food and drink, lifestyle, and current events. Her bylines include USA Today, Canadian Traveller, Ontario Tourism, The Globe and Mail, and more. Her blog, TurnipseedTravel, focuses on cozy, affordable travel adventures and was named one of the 100 most influential travel blogs in the world by the White House in 2014.